Desecrated Tomb


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare

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Desecrated Tomb


Whenever one or more creatures cards leave your graveyard, create a 1/1 black Bat creature token with flying.

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Desecrated Tomb Discussion

FSims81 on Revival of the Fittest

4 hours ago

Stitcher's Supplier is great for feeding undergrowth or when you are playing something more recursion heavy than you are. I think you're good with Josu at 2x since he's legendary and you can only have one out at a time. I would definitely look at the Desecrated Tomb because for what you're doing the extra bat tokens would be curning almost every turn. Liliana in any zombie deck is usually a good idea.

googol87 on Revival of the Fittest

8 hours ago

FSims81 True words... Maybe I will drop the two Moment of Craving and one or both Open the Graves to fit in something for feeding my graveyard.

Which card do you think will work for up to 4 free slots? Or maybe drop something else to change more? I'm thinking about these cards right now: ------2x Desecrated Tomb --> maybe good with Liliana, so two of each would be an idea ------2-4x Stitcher's Supplier --> really not sure about this card... maybe 2 for the early game and Gruesome Menagerie ------2x Liliana, Untouched By Death --> good card for zombies ------2x Josu Vess, Lich Knight --> great card with 3-4x Cabal Stronghold

Funkydiscogod on Looking for types of reanimator ...

20 hours ago

If you squint and turn your head slightly, Desecrated Tomb kind-of gives the effect of putting creatures onto the battlefield from the graveyard.

googol87 on Revival of the Fittest

1 day ago

TrashWolf95 Thank you for your comment and suggestions. 1. I got 4 Cabal Stronghold , which I will include soon. Maybe more Josu Vess would work too... 2. Moment of Craving will leave the deck, but I'm not sure, if I want other removals like Walk the Plank or maybe 2 strong creatures like Josu Vess, Lich Knight

My main issue with most suggestions is, that the card are M19 or older and will leave standard in some months. I don't feel like buying planeswalker for example, if I can't use them for some time. Otherwise Desecrated Tomb, Stitcher's Supplier and Liliana, Untouched By Death are great cards.

Lets hope for some zombie cards in january...

Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

2 days ago


Desecrated Tomb is good so far. Not bad on offense either.

I'm not a fan of Death Cloud. it is too much mana. the deck is aiming to be fast and light so chances of having enough mana on the field to cast it for a meaningful number are pretty low. i'd estimate you'd need somewhere around x=8 to have any big impact and that's just not feasible most of the time. maybe in a big mana deck with Cabal Coffers and Crypt Ghast and etc...

Jokulhaups might be ok, but i feel like it's pretty unnecessary. MLD is frowned on in most groups and i'm running a good amount of artifacts that i'd want to keep around to help close out a game after blowing the board out. (Altars and such)

also most of the creatures in the deck are rather small and having a board of 4 2/2 creatures after a blow out is not going to be a quick end to the game.

Cyclonic Rift is basically doing the same job but I think it causes a bit less feel bads / grudges from the other players.

it could be fine, but i think it's more of a meta call than it is a mechanical one.

Bloodytrailz on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

2 days ago

Curious how Desecrated Tomb works out for you; it's not a card I would have thought about, makes sense though, gives us air blockers and sacrifice fodder.

Also what do you think about the 2 'big finisher' cards available to marchesa... Jokulhaups and Death Cloud. Basically win by blowing up everything and having your board come back while everyone else with left with nothing but a pile of burnt rubble.

Rhadamanthus on Is they a limit to ...

3 days ago

It has to do with the specific way Desecrated Tomb's ability is written. Notice that it says "whenever one or more..." and only says you get one token period, not one for each card that left the graveyard. If multiple creature cards leave the battlefield simultaneously you just get one Bat. Here's what happened in your situation:

  • You activate Bone Dragon's ability. Each Tomb triggers once as you pay the cost for the ability.
  • The Tomb triggers resolve and give you one Bat each
  • The Dragon's ability resolves and it moves to the battlefield. Each Tomb triggers again.
  • The Tomb triggers resolve and give you one Bat each

Gidgetimer on Is they a limit to ...

3 days ago

Arena did it right. You activate the ability and exile 7 cards from your graveyard. Desecrated Tomb's trigger says "whenever one or more..." and so only triggers once no matter how many creature cards leave as a single event, netting you 2 bats. Then Bone Dragon leaves the graveyard to be put on the battlefield, netting you 2 more bats.

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